October 2017 - Anita Paulssen

We had a good start to our luncheon series in September. It was wonderful to see so many of you. However, we are still falling short on RSVPs early enough for the Cascades to prepare.  PLEASE remember to RSVP by the Thursday before the luncheon; in fact, if you are fairly sure you are going, there is no time like the present, at easttexasgeo.com.  This month C.F. “Casey” Clawson will present “Horizontal Exploitation of the Cotton Valley Sands in East Texas”.  Many of you may know Casey as he is a petroleum geologist for Samson Resources and has worked East Texas for 36+ years.  Check out his bio and abstract on our website, his talk is sure to be informative.  The luncheon is on Wednesday, Oct. 18th, 11:30 at the Cascades Country Club.

Our September social at Rose City Draft House, in conjunction with SPE, was another success.  Thanks again to Hunter Carr for setting it up.

There is still time to sign up for the annual ETGS golf tournament Oct 9th, deadline is October 5th.  It is being held at the Cascades CC.  Come spend the day golfing or just join us for dinner.  Check out our website for details and sign up, or contact Nick Pollard with questions: nick.pollard@tanosexp.com.

Don’t forget to sign up for GCAGS convention in San Antonio Nov 1-3.  Early Bird registration has been extended to October 6 th, and the hotel cut off is October 9th.

On November 15th we will offer a one-day school on the Austin Chalk play/trend.  Jeffrey Dravis will present this school and he will also be our luncheon speaker.  The luncheon talk will be on the impact of easterly trade winds on carbonate exploration based on examples from the Turks and Caicos.  Mark your calendars, you can choose the school and luncheon or just the luncheon.

Every other year many of our members give of their time and talents to participate in teaching the Advanced Petroleum Geology course at Stephen F. Austin University.  This year Dale Short, Paul Hene, Robert Reese, Johnnie Wanger, Rick Turner, Rich Adams and Carl Gray will participate in sharing their practical knowledge from years of experience in the oil field with these young people.  Please join me in commending them for their generosity.

According to the US Energy Information Administration, crude and petro product exports reached record levels in the first half of 2107.  Hopefully, this is a good omen for our industry.

Best regards,

Anita Paulssen

President, East Texas Geological Society